Sour Cream Pear Pie


Sour Cream Pear Pie | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 1 deep dish pie
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Incredibly decadent.

Happy National Pi Day! Yes, it’s that time of year again to celebrate Pi, as in 3.14159… the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Let’s celebrate with a yummy slice of delicious, homemade pie! It was also announced today that a new world record was achieved, calculating a value at a length of 31 trillion digits!



  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ice water (2 tablespoons more if needed)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (reserve 1 teaspoon for brushing over pie crust edges)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 5 pears, cored, peeled, diced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, lightly toasted, chopped



  1. Mix flour, salt, and butter together using pastry blender or fork.
  2. Add apple cider vinegar, water, and egg and gently fold (do not knead), roll into ball, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Combine sugar, flour, salt, and nutmeg.
  5. Mix in sour cream, vanilla, and egg.
  6. Fold in pears.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 C) while preparing topping.
  9. Mix flour, salt, and butter together using pastry blender or fork.
  10. Fold in walnuts.
  12. Roll out dough and press onto bottom of deep dish pie plate, pierce bottom crust with a fork, brush reserved egg whites onto pie crust edges.
  13. Add filling and cover crust edges with foil.
  14. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven, remove foil, and sprinkle topping over top.
  16. Place pie back into oven and cook an additional 20 minutes at an increased temperature of 375 degrees F (190 C) until golden and ensuring crust is baked through.
  17. Let cool slightly before serving.
  18. I hope you enjoy! Was mathematics one of your favorite subjects in school? I wasn’t so fond about it until I took statistics in college, then I understood the love!

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